15 Most Beautiful Places in the World
It has been said that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. This statement is certainly true. But when you see some places in this world which are unanimously stunning in their beauty – be it natural or man-made, you wonder if this statement was made in geographical ignorance! There are several beautiful places all over the world but there are some which stand out from the rest. Listed below are the 15 most beautiful places in the world.
Amsterdam is unquestionably one of the most charming cities in the world. Everything in Amsterdam is so perfect that it makes it one of the must visit places for anyone seeking to visit the most beautiful places in the world. The buildings, the roads, the offices, the apartments, the cafés, the restaurants and even the brothels are so architecturally perfect and picturesque, that Amsterdam becomes an idol of esthetics in several ways. It is the elegance of the city that makes it one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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2. Seychelles Island
Located in the Republic of Seychelles, this beautiful island is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean. It is situated east of Africa and north-east of the Madagascar Island. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations owing to the magnificent tropical beaches and exciting wildlife. This beautiful island gives you opportunities of engaging in snorkeling, diving, fishing and sailing.
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The beauty of Venice cannot be explained and described in words. Ask anyone who has been there. They all say one and the same thing: “Venice is 'the' most beautiful city in the world.” Period. Everything in the city is a piece of art. The scenery is spellbinding and in fact, it can easily be referred to as a fairy tale city because everything in Venice is just so magically beautiful.
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The Tahiti Island is situated in the Windward group of French Polynesia and is located in the southern Pacific Island. This beautiful island is formed by volcanic eruptions and is interspersed by coral reefs. Thus, Tahiti looks like nothing but a piece of heaven put on earth. Its picturesque scenery makes it one of the most sought after destinations in the world. A tropical island, the island of Tahiti is also a famous spot for diving and snorkeling.
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Prague has historical monuments which date back to almost any period in history. For its most beautifully preserved and maintained historical monuments, Prague is also known as the “city of the thousand spires.” It also has the famous Vltava River and many beautiful bridges like the notable Charles Bridge.
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Officially known as the Republic of Maldives, located in the Laccadive Sea southwest of Sri Lanka, Maldives is a paradise for tourists. It has the perfect lush islands, clear water and impeccably gorgeous white sand beaches. The Maldives also consist of many coral islands, which make it all the more visually spectacular.
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7. Rio De Janeiro
The real beauty of the city of Rio De Janeiro lies in its stunning geographical setting. It is the most naturally beautiful places on earth and has the most perfect combination and visually complementary sceneries - on the one hand, the blue of the ocean, on the other the beautiful white beaches, the lush landscapes and the famous Sugarloaf Mountain. The locals call it “the marvelous city” and some visitors say that “God built the world in six days and Rio on the seventh.”
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8. Cebu Island
Cebu is the main island in the Cebu province located in the Philippines. East of Negros Island, with its narrow coastlines and limestone plateaus which give Cebu its unique and breathtaking sceneries, Cebu is the perfect tropical getaway for anyone seeking to visit the most beautiful places in the world.
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Rome was not built in a day, as you may already have heard several times; but when you visit this stunningly beautiful city, you may feel that it is an understatement. Rome stands on seven hills and has world class traditional architecture, along with the most beautiful squares. Even the streets of Rome, like the picturesque streets of Trastevere, are so beautiful that it is undeniably one of the most beautiful places in the world.
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Officially known as the Republic of Fiji, this beautiful island is located in Melanasia of the South Pacific Ocean. Formed majorly by volcanic activity, this island is a popular tourist attraction because of its sheer beauty. Surrounded by white sand beaches and coral reefs and interspersed by rich tropical rain-forests, Fiji is scenically so alluring and has such a tranquil atmosphere, anyone visiting this island would recommend it.
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Florence has its origins in the Italian Renaissance and has several museums and historically significant monuments and buildings which make the city beautiful inside out. Apart from its perfect cityscape and 19th century architecture, Florence is also home to many towers and domes including the famous Duomo and the Piazzale Michelangelo. Rest assured, Florence will leave you awestruck.
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12. Mnemba Islands
The crystal clear water and the white sand beaches make the Mnemba Islands one of the most beautiful places in the world. Located off the northeast coast of Unguja, there are about 150 species of fish and breathtaking underwater natural beauty in its flora and fauna which can be enjoyed by engaging in snorkeling, sea fishing and scuba diving.
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13. Northern Iceland
Northern Iceland is arguably the only destination in Europe which has acquired fame by word of mouth because of its breathtaking beauty. It is known mainly for its hot spring baths - you have places offering nature baths like the Myvatn Nature Baths. Iceland also has geysers, towering waterfalls and lava fields. All these natural phenomena make it one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world.
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14. Turks and Caicos Island (TCI)
TCI is located in West Indies, south east of Mayaguana in the chain of Bahamas islands. Filled with world class hotels, spas and resorts, TCI is one of the most attractive and popular tourist destinations in the world. There are plenty of opportunities to engage in activities like diving, snorkeling and fishing and the beauty of the island lies in its natural setting.
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15. Cinque Terre, Italy
The Cinque Terre is a conglomeration of five villages - Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. Cinque Terre is car-free, and therefore, in order to enjoy the beautiful towns that make it up, one must walk. Also, it is pollution free and therefore feels very fresh all the while. Situated on the coastline of Liguria, this assortment of towns is made up of wild slopes with neat stone terraces built by Ligurian farmers, which add to its scenic beauty. Also notable are the small hidden beaches and the lovely sanctuaries there.
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